Cheltenham Festival 202412 – 15 March 2024

Andrew McNamara (jockey)

Andrew McNamara is a retired Irish National Hunt jockey. McNamara had his first winning ride on La Captive in a bumper at Wexford in July 2002. He turned professional at the beginning of the 2004-05 season.

In 2006 he won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Newmill. He also won the 2010 Irish Grand National on Bluesea Cracker. On 14 August 2015 he won on his last ride, which was on The Right Honourable at Tramore.

McNamara retired on a winner when he partnered the ‘Shark’ Hanlon-trained Most Honourable at Tramore on 14 August 2015 and immediately turned his attentions to training. He trained his first winner at Punchestown on 14 May 2016 when Double Speak won the opening maiden hurdle in the hands of Robbie Power


In 2013 he appeared on documentary The Irish Road To Cheltenham which was shown on RTÉ One television in Ireland.

Major wins


Great Britain